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Two routes considered for Gateway Corridor East Metro bus/rail

As planning continues for the Gateway Corridor transit line between Woodbury/Lake Elmo and downtown St. Paul — with options for light rail or rapid bus transit — officials are considering two alternate routes as the line nears St. Paul.

They’ll discuss those routes and seek public input at a Feb. 6 meeting in Woodbury.

The meeting, 5 to 7 p.m. at Globe University, 8147 Globe Drive, will include brief presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

The plan is for the transit route to run between the Union Depot in St. Paul and Woodbury, along I-94. The goal is to have 11 stations, with implementation by 2022 for light rail or bus rapid transit.

The two alignments in Woodbury and Oakdale are now being considered by the Gateway Corridor Commission; one goes north into Oakdale near Inwood Avenue and the other drops into Woodbury at Radio Drive. They’d like to narrow it to one for further evaluation.

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